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Force SolarWinds website cookies to use HTTPS (SSL)

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Updated April 19, 2018


This article describes how to force SolarWinds Orion website cookies to use HTTPS (SSL). 


  • All Orion products 


Open the web.config file in a text editor and enable a secure flag.                      

  1. Log into the Main Polling Engine + Additional web server (if available).
  2. Navigate to:


  3. Back up the web.config file to a separate location.
  4. Open the web.config file in a text editor (such as Notepad).
  5. In the file, locate:


  6. Append <system.web> with the following:

    <httpCookies requireSSL="true" />

  7. In the file, locate:

    <forms loginUrl="~/Orion/Login.aspx"/>

  8. Change this parameter to:

    <forms loginUrl="~/Orion/Login.aspx" requireSSL="true" />

  9. Save the file.
  10. Open a command prompt as an administrator.
  11. Execute:





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